Beatrice Joy Jackson

Beatrice Joy (Pare) Ruemmler Jackson, 92, of Greenville, IL, formerly of Sorento, IL passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenville, IL.

Bea was born December 26, 1925 in Romance, MO, the daughter of Roy and Reta (Davis) Pare. She then moved to Granite City, IL in 1945, and then Sorento, IL in 1960, where she lived until 2011. She married Fred L. Ruemmler in August of 1947 in Granite City, IL. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1955. Bea then married Hubert Jackson in 1958 in Granite City, IL. He preceded her in death in 1971.

Bea graduated from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, MO in 1943. She worked for Granite City Steel for a short time before devoting her life to her family as a homemaker. Bea loved to read and do crafts, including crocheting, plastic canvas, embroidering, and quilting. Many were the recipients of crocheted baby blankets and embroidered pillow cases. She was famous for her homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and fruit cakes. Bea was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Sorento, and she volunteered for several years at the Sorento Food Pantry. She was a mother, sister, and friend to many.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Virginia Pare Lenz.

Bea is survived by her children, Kathyrn (husband, Gerry) Ruemmler Navarre of Sulphur, LA, Marilyn (husband, Rex) Ruemmler Clardy of Divernon, IL, and Donald (wife, Tiffany) Jackson of Centralia, IL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Elwyn (wife, Lorene) Pare of Granite City, IL, and Eleanor Pare Lewis of Nixa, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 1:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento, IL 62086, with Rev. Tom Brewer officiating.

Private family interment will be held at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Sorento, IL, 401 S. State St., Sorento, IL or the HACSM Food Pantry, 900 Chestnut St., Highland, IL 62249.

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